Conversations are a two-way street

A weekend exploring Sedona

You know what I hate?

When you’re engaging in conversation and you start to ask people questions about themselves because you are genuinely interested in them and what they have to say but then they go on and on…about themselves.

It’s something I’ve been noticing lately. I ask a question, another question, and the conversation flows. Until I realize, that all I’ve been doing in the conversation is asking the questions, listening, and nodding.

Conversations are a two-way street people. You answer a question, go on about it, and then to keep it flowing, you may ask a question or two. See how that works? But no, it must be all about you.

I guess there is a positive outcome to this type of conversation. Usually, the other person walks away and thinks I’m such a nice person and I was so sweet. Yea, that’s because you walked away not learning a single damn thing about me but hey, I could write a book about you and then some.

Learn to engage properly in a conversation. Do not be a bad conversationalist!

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